[SOLVED] Kernel will not boot after update to 3.1.5

Not sure what went wrong here. Pacman seemed to hang when updating, so I CTRL-C'd it and restarted the upgrade. It seemed to complete properly. That was a few hours ago and I did not immediately reboot the computer but went on with my work instead. After rebooting the laptop I get this
***normal boot up to this :
Running Hook [uresume]
resume libgcrypt version: 1.5.0
resume: Could not stat the resume device file '/dev/sda4'
Please type in the full path name to try again or press ENTER to boot the system: _
Pressing ENTER at this point results in mean looking error message :
ERROR : Unable to determine major/minor number of root device '/dev/sda4'
You are being dropped to a recovery shell
Type 'exit' to try and continue booting
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
[ramfs /]# _
**typing exit**
Trying to continue (this will most likely fail)...
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
You are being dropped into an emergency shell
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
[ramfs /]# _
Did I somehow ruin my install or is there something I can do?
EDIT : Oh and it can still boot the windows partition, so it's not likely due to defective hardware.
Last edited by bolshevik (2011-12-16 14:31:19)

bolshevik wrote:
Not sure what went wrong here. Pacman seemed to hang when updating, so I CTRL-C'd it and restarted the upgrade. It seemed to complete properly. That was a few hours ago and I did not immediately reboot the computer but went on with my work instead. After rebooting the laptop I get this
***normal boot up to this :
Running Hook [uresume]
resume libgcrypt version: 1.5.0
resume: Could not stat the resume device file '/dev/sda4'
Please type in the full path name to try again or press ENTER to boot the system: _
Pressing ENTER at this point results in mean looking error message :
ERROR : Unable to determine major/minor number of root device '/dev/sda4'
You are being dropped to a recovery shell
Type 'exit' to try and continue booting
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
[ramfs /]# _
**typing exit**
Trying to continue (this will most likely fail)...
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
You are being dropped into an emergency shell
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
[ramfs /]# _
Did I somehow ruin my install or is there something I can do?
EDIT : Oh and it can still boot the windows partition, so it's not likely due to defective hardware.
If you foolishly interrupted the initramfs creation after a kernel upgrade and didn't regenerate it manually, you earned this.
You'll need to find a live CD so you can chroot to your install and rerun mkinitcpio.

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    wow no one can help I guess everyone is duped as I am. DaRN HP

  • HP Pavilion 15-n268sa will not boot after windows update (windows 8.1)

    After a series of windows update (windows 8.1) my HP Pavilion 15-n268sa will not boot up, no fan noises, no lights no nothing. 
    I have tried a "hard reset" a number of times with no success. 
    When the battery is present the white LED flashes 3 times when the power button is pressed. 
    Please please help. 

    Hello Cuffy,
    Welcome to the HP Forums!
    I understand you notebook will not boot after a series of Windows updates.
    Can you tell me if you are able to access the HP Recovery Manager by repeatedly tapping the F11 key while the notebook turns on? If you can access this, try doing a system restore to before you installed the updates. If not I would suggest you go through this document: Computer Does Not Start and the LEDs Blink or the Computer Beeps.
    If it's the Caps Lock light that is blinking this document will tell you exactly what the error is (spoiler: 3 beeps is a memory failure). This could also explain the failed updates. The updates are stored in the RAM before being applied to the operating system.
    You can try reseating the RAM, or using only 1 of the RAM cards, as you have 2x4GB cards. If it still doesn't work with 1 card, try the other card to confirm it has failed.
    You can replace defective cards via HP Phone Support if covered under warranty or at the HP Part Store if not covered. You can contact HP Technical Support at 1-800-474-6836 in North America. For all other regions click here.
    Hopefully this information helps!
    Please click the "Kudos, Thumbs Up" at the bottom of this post if you want to say "Thanks" for helping!
    Please click "Accept as Solution" if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.
    The Great Deku Tree
    I work on behalf of HP.

  • Mac Mini will not boot after Security Update 2008-007

    Hello,
    A G4 Mac Mini machine I was asked to take a look at will not boot after the owner (succesfully) installed Security Update 2008-007 from Software Update. Booting always hangs at the blue screen after the Apple logo, and booting in verbose mode reveals that WindowServer is crashing repeatedly. Permissions and filesystems have been repaired, PRAM reset, etc. Safe boot also exhibits the same problem, but it is possible to boot to single user mode. Hardware checks out fine with diagnostic utilities.
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    Hi Arkku , and a warm welcome to the forums!
    I'd certainly give Sig's advice a try first.
    If that should fail...
    applesetupdone...
    This was Posted by: JoseAranda at September 9, 2006 3:48 AM
    "OK, restart your computer, hold down Command-s and type in the following:
    /sbin/fsck -fy Enter
    /sbin/mount -uaw Enter
    rm /var/db/.applesetupdone Enter
    # The rm command is the remove command which deletes the file.
    # Robert: I'd rename the file via: mv /var/db/.applesetupdone /var/db/.applesetupdone.old
    reboot Enter
    Once you've done that the computer reboots and it's like the first time you used the machine. Your old accounts are all safe. From there you just change all other account passwords in the account preferences!!
    end of posted by: JoseAranda"
    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...
    http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

  • MacBook Pro will not boot after software update

    MacBook Pro will not boot after doing an Apple Software Update (of course they will not help you).  MONEY, MONEY, MONEY is the name of the game.  They can cause your computer to crash and still charge you! 
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  • MBP 17" will not restart after updating Java... why?

    MBP 17" will not restart after updating Java...why?
    It would actually try to restart for about 10-15 seconds but would quit and then shut down. Tried using P_R_Command_Options but that too failed and again it just shut down. Tried using D at startup which ran a test of the hard drive. No issues there which tells me there's a software problem.
    Can any one help?

    Disk Utility suggest reformating
    Reformatting is not a Recovery Aid. When Disk Utility suggests reformatting, it is because it considers your drive unsalvageable. Yes, you lose all the data on the drive when you reformat.
    And yes, Mac OS X Extended, journaled is the method you will need for a Mac OS X Boot drive.
    You should also consider buying a replacement drive to have on hand the next time this internal drive gives you the slightest bit of trouble. Possibly an external enclosure to put it in as well. and it would not hurt to go ahead and Install Mac OS X on it and try booting from it, to make sure it is ready.
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  • HT4623 iPhone 4s will not boot after trying to install ios7 beta 4. Stops at apple logo with progress line under it. how can I reset it or get it back up to do a restore then try the iOS 7 beta 4 install again. Issue was probably caused by disconnection

    iPhone 4s will not boot after trying to install ios7 beta 4. Stops at apple logo with progress line under it. how can I reset it or get it back up to do a restore then try the iOS 7 beta 4 install again. Issue was probably caused by disconnection

    Obviously since you have iOS 7 you're a developer.  As a developer, you signed a NDA with Apple not to discuss the iOS on a public forum.  Please log in to the Developer Forum using your credentials and ask for help there, lest you risk having your credentials terminated.
    Thanks, and best of luck to you.
    GDG

  • X240 will not boot after latest bios update

    I bought windows 8 .1 machine from factory. Then I had local shop install 8.1 on larger ssd. I just performed latest bios update and now machine will not boot. I am sure this is uefi related but I am not knowledgable in that area. The boot parameter returned to me by the shop was "legacy only" and secure boot was disabled.
    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

    StanFan wrote:
    I bought windows 8 .1 machine from factory. Then I had local shop install 8.1 on larger ssd. I just performed latest bios update and now machine will not boot. I am sure this is uefi related but I am not knowledgable in that area. The boot parameter returned to me by the shop was "legacy only" and secure boot was disabled.
    Since doing the BIOS update are the settings still as you noted above?  You also didn't mention which SSD is now installed in the system.
    Just as an aside, installing Windows 8.1 in legacy mode isn't exactly optimal.  Were there any particular reasons for this? Just being curious.
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